Whether you have back pain or neck pain, or pain in your arms or legs, the discomfort can prevent you from enjoying certain hobbies and significantly affect your quality of life. At Arlington Chiropractic Clinic P.C. in Arlington Heights, IL, we provide various treatments, including cold laser therapy, to alleviate your pain and improve your health. Before visiting us, take a look at some frequently asked questions regarding cold laser therapy below:
What is cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy treatments utilize low-intensity laser beams on an injured or inflamed area of your body. The therapy is designed to help increase cellular activity which aids in tissue repair so you can heal.
Although the beam is referred to as a "laser" because it is focused light, a cold laser must be distinguished from a hot laser that is used to cut tissue in surgery. The cold laser utilizes much less energy and intensity than a surgical laser and can do no damage to tissue. However, the light is able to penetrate the body in doses that are useful for healing.
How does cold laser therapy work?
Certain types of light, at wavelengths of 600 and 1000 nanometers (nm), are able to penetrate the skin, increase blood circulation, and encourage cells to produce a chemical known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is an organic compound, which cells use to produce energy and to engage in metabolism. Injured cells can use this extra energy for healing and for carrying out necessary functions.
What conditions can be treated with cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy can be highly effective in treating various conditions, such as osteoarthritis, knee pain, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and more. When you visit us, we will speak with you about your symptoms and how your injury occurred. Afterward, we can determine if cold laser therapy would be helpful for you.
Is cold laser therapy painful?
The cold laser does not produce a substantial amount of heat and the light does not cause any pain. You should not experience any discomfort after the treatment either, so you can return to your normal routine once the session is complete.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing pain in your spine or extremities let our team at Arlington Chiropractic Clinic P.C. in Arlington Heights, IL, help. To learn more about cold laser therapy or to schedule your appointment, call our office at (847) 259-4493 today. When you’re looking for a chiropractor near me, we are happy to assist you!